Welding Technology AAS

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Welding Technology AAS

Program Code: A50420

Our Welding Technology Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program teaches you about shielded metal arc, tungsten inert gas (TIG), and metal inert gas (MIG) welding. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes, as well as math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing.

This program will provide you with industry-standard skills through classroom training and principle application. You will receive instruction pertaining to safety while working in welding and cutting environments, interpreting welding symbols, determining the quality of welds, implementing a safe and correct operation of welding equipment, improving metal fabrication skills, and learning how to weld various metals in a variety of challenging positions.

The Welding Technology program also offers diploma and certificate options.

Skills You’ll Learn

The Welding Technology program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Maintaining and meeting safety protocols in accordance with industry standards while working in the welding, cutting, and fabrication fields of study
  • Demonstrating aptitude with identification, setup, and operation of industry-standard equipment
  • Cutting and joining of metals using a variety of welding processes and various positions
  • Reading and interpreting mechanical drawings, welding symbols, and fabrication requirements

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Welding Technology graduates, including:

Plan of Study

The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.

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Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

While the AAS degree can lead to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship with East Carolina University for those interested in a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Industrial Technology.

Contact Information

Career & Technical Programs
Bosch Advanced Manufacturing Center
New Bern Campus

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